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Mississippi: 2 Water Management Field Days, March 6, 7

Mississippi: 2 Water Management Field Days, March 6, 7

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Agricultural professionals, educators and service providers are invited to attend a training session on irrigation, water management and related technologies. Two identical sessions will be offered. The first is March 6 at the Small Farm Training Center in Carriere. The

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Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Coordinator, Wilcox County, Georgia 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Watermelons can take quite a lick from fusarium wilt in Georgia and the disease has likely become more of a problem as growers tighten rotations. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer takes a look at

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Oklahoma: Grape Pruning Workshop, Perkins, March 8

Oklahoma: Grape Pruning Workshop, Perkins, March 8

👤By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University 🕔Feb 15, 2018

While they do not take up as many acres as wheat in Oklahoma, grapes continue to be a popular crop in the state. To help growers understand the importance of proper pruning, Oklahoma State University is hosting a Grape Pruning

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Decrease

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Decrease

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Feb 14, 2018

The U.S. average diesel fuel price dropped over 2 cents to $3.06 per gallon on February 12, 2018, 50 cents higher than a year ago. West Coast prices fell nearly three cents to $3.43 per gallon, Midwest, Gulf Coast, and

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Tennessee: Glyphosate-Resistant Barnyardgrass a Growing Problem

Tennessee: Glyphosate-Resistant Barnyardgrass a Growing Problem

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Barnyardgrass now joins goosegrass, Johnsongrass and Italian ryegrass as confirmed glyphosate-resistant in Tennessee.

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Sorghum: Can Johnsongrass Take on Crop Traits? Researchers Want to Know.

Sorghum: Can Johnsongrass Take on Crop Traits? Researchers Want to Know.

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Johnsongrass and sorghum might be considered “kissing kin,” but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research team wants to know if there is more going on in the grain sorghum production fields and bar ditches of South and Central Texas than meets

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Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Farmers would pay a larger share of crop-insurance premiums and a range of ag industries would have to pony up fees for USDA services under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposal released Monday.   The White House proposed budget for Fiscal

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Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions  – DTN

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 14, 2018

EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to ignore these data-heavy documents, most corn, soybean and cottonseed in

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Arkansas Rice: Combining Seed Treatments; Enterprise Budgets

Arkansas Rice: Combining Seed Treatments; Enterprise Budgets

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Gus Lorenz, and Nick Bateman, University of Arkansas Extension Specialists 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Combining Insecticide Seed Treatments for Rice We are getting a lot of calls on “overlaying” another insecticide seed treatment on top of seed already treated with an insecticide seed treatment. Obviously, this comes at an additional cost to the grower

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Rice Farming: Still Losing Money but Keeping Costs Down Has Helped – Commentary

Rice Farming: Still Losing Money but Keeping Costs Down Has Helped – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  In this series, thus far we have looked at the costs and returns for corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton. Before we look at rice in this week’s column we thought

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